29th September 2015Category : Social MediaPublished by :Aprajita Dixit Reading Time : 4 Minute News Sourced : Uttar Pradesh
The power of
Social Media is unparalleled, a pic gets uploaded and then it is shared by
millions of people, it goes viral and for few days it becomes the topic of conversation.
Sometimes the person in the pic gets the desired attention he wants and
sometimes this viral pic helps someone.
another instance the power of social media is proved and how it makes a difference
in common peoples' lives. A teenager
Harendra Singh Chauhan received a much needed help for his education. When
13-year-old Harendra's pic of studying outside Noida City Centre metro station
went viral on Facebook, it caught Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav's attention and
in no time, he stepped in to lend a helping hand. On Sunday, Sept 27,
Yadav handed Chauhan, a student of Class 9th, a cheque of Rs 5 lakh for his
education, after inviting him to Lucknow to felicitate him.
Vikas Sharda, a Noida resident who spotted Harendra and highlighted his
struggle by posting his pic on Facebook. He posted on his Facebook page,
"I saw this boy sitting on the pavement outside Noida city centre metro
station deeply engrossed in his books. He had this weighing scale with which he
was trying to earn some quick bucks. It was evident he wants to study despite
his poor upbringing. It is a rare sight. I want you people who travel from Noida
metro after 7 pm to use his services and somehow help him get back to studies.
And PLEASE don't make him feel like a beggar". After this post it was
shared and liked by millions and later the boy was helped by Akhilesh Yadav. Besides
UP CM Akhilesh Yadav, many NGOs, business houses, entrepreneurs, politicians
and people from across India poured in to help Harendra.
case, CM Akhilesh Yadav helped a 65-year old typist Kishan Kumar who was
brutally thrashed by a cop and whose typewriter was broken. After his pic with
broken typewriter went viral CM Akhilesh Yadav came forward and presented
Kishan Kumar with a new typewriter and even suspended the cop who thrashed him.
These two incidents show how powerful social
media is and how far and wide its reach is. With the write usage of Social
Media a lot of people can be helped and it also gives hope to people that
someone is looking after them.